Our Mission

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is people working together for a common cause. We are volunteers, individuals living with kidney disease, donors, and staff members — from all walks of life, all across Canada.

The Kidney Foundation of Canada exists for the enhancement of kidney health and the reduction and, if possible, the elimination of the burden of kidney diseases.  The primary beneficiaries are people at risk of or affected by kidney disease.

The Kidney Foundation provides:

  • Hope
    New knowledge and treatments generating hope will exist in the following areas:
    • Knowledge of the kidney and kidney disease.
    • Methods by which the new knowledge from research results can be translated into the treatment, prevention, and slowing of the progression of kidney disease.
  • Support
    To achieve optimal health status, all people affected by kidney disease have access to healthcare and to wellness, socio-emotional, and financial support including: 
    • Equitable access to appropriate cost-effective treatment, as close to home as possible, regardless of background  and personal circumstances. 
    • Timely access to successful long-term organ transplantation, if desired and appropriate.
    • Comfort for those who withdraw from or do not wish dialysis treatment.

  • Empowerment
    All people affected by kidney disease are empowered to maximize their outcomes.
    • People have the knowledge to make effective choices to prevent, minimize, and seek treatment for kidney disease.
    • People can advocate for themselves and others when navigating the system.
    • The kidney community has a sense of belonging and a collective voice.

  • Engagement
    • An informed Canadian public understands and responds to the impact of kidney disease.
    • Effective provincial and federal policies and strategies exist for kidney research, kidney care, organ donation, and transplantation.


The Kidney Foundation relies on its extensive network of qualified volunteers working in partnership with staff to deliver its programs and services throughout Canada. The Kidney Foundation is a registered charity under the Income Tax Act and is incorporated under the laws of Canada.


The Kidney Foundation of Canada is proud to be a member of the Imagine Canada Ethical Code, a set of standards that ensures both financial accountability and best practices for soliciting and managing donations.  As part of our compliance to the Ethical Code, please find provided below a link to our T-3010 returns which are filed annually with the Canada Revenue Agency, and a link to our Investment Policy related to our assets. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our donors for their continual commitment to our work in reducing the burden of kidney disease. 

If you have any questions about our adherence to the Code, please contact us. You can also view the Ethical Code at www.imaginecanada.ca/files/www/en/ethicalcode/ec_handbook_2011_en.pdf

 



National Office - 310-5160 Decarie Blvd., Montreal, QC H3X 2H9 - Tel.: (514) 369-4806 / 1-800-361-7494
Charitable Registration Number: 107567398RR0001